Occupational Therapist – Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service

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Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 22 September 2019

Occupational Therapist – Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service

  • Permanent, part-time opportunity (32 hours per week)
  • Experience working in a Mental health setting is essential
  • Travel may be required

Our Purpose

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team

CAFSouth (Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service- South Community and Outreach team) is a specialist mental health service that provides assessment and treatment of young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at High School) who present with moderate to severe mental health problems, and their families/whanau. Our catchment area is Christchurch to Ashburton - with our base currently in Cashmere and outreach clinics in Rolleston and Ashburton.

This is an opportunity for a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist to join us. We want your OT skills to contribute to our multi-disciplinary team. Our team is focussed on supporting our staff to develop the skills necessary to work effectively in this demanding area of healthcare and to work collaboratively with external agencies to meet the needs of young people.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing case management, comprehensive psychiatric assessment and clinical interventions to young people
  • Participating in rostered working hour duties including responding to crisis / emergency presentations
  • Effectively managing a caseload with regular reviews and job planning with the Clinical Manager
  • Working collaboratively with external agencies striving for better health outcomes in our community

Your skills will include the following:

  • Being a motivated and flexible self-starter who enjoys meeting the challenges of working both autonomously and as part of the experienced and very supportive multidisciplinary team
  • The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family/whanau, within the team and with other agencies
  • Great personal organisation and excellent time management to keep up with this exciting client group
  • You will be an NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with ideally a minimum of two years' experience working in a mental health setting

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact [email protected]

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.